It's a Book

It's a Book

By Lane Smith

BL Shuppan/Tsai Fong Books, Hardcover, 9784776404507, 30pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

Description
Japanese edition of the Caldecott Honor award winner and Pixar animation-artist Lane Smith's latest picture book IT'S A BOOK. A delightful and original work in the midst of the ongoing debate between print versus digital media. Humorous and silly questions from an IT-savvy donkey and a book-lover monkey's simple answers. New York Times bestseller! In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.


About the Author
Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, most recently "There Is A Tribe of Kids", which is set to launch in Summer 2016. He is the author of the middle-grade novel "Return to Augie Hobble, " as well as author and illustrator of "Grandpa Green" which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and "It's a Book" which was on the "New York Times" bestseller list for over six months and has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers "Madam President" and "John, Paul, George & Ben". His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner "The Stinky Cheese Man"; "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"; "Math Curse"; and "Science Verse". Lane's other high profile titles include "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! "by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; "The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip" by George Saunders; "Big Plans" by Bob Shea; and "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl. In 1996, Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of "James and the Giant Peach".

His books have appeared on the "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year list four times. Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.